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Heat Daily Links: Monday

Shooting struggles plague Miami Heat in loss to Los Angeles Clippers: The Heat’s winning formula this season has pretty much amounted to this: play suffocating defense and turn to leading scorers and future Hall of Famers Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh to pull them through late. -- The Miami Herald

Johnson might miss playoffs: Tyler Johnson said he’s looking forward to being able to play pain free. Whether that happens this season or next remains to be seen. -- The Miami Herald

Whiteside sits at finish as Heat fall 100-93 to Clippers: With every reason to give him the rest of the night off, the Los Angeles Clippers stood by their big man Sunday at AmericanAirlines Arena. The Miami Heat sat theirs. Clippers 100, Heat 93. -- South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Doc Rivers sees potential Heat value with Whiteside off bench: Doc Rivers wasn't about to step into Erik Spoelstra's business, but he said Sunday he could appreciate the Miami Heat's current approach of at least experimenting with Hassan Whiteside off the bench. -- South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Heat keep being a team that can't shoot straight: Dear Pat Riley, Help. Wait, let me rephrase that. HELP! Because those sounds — clank! — you heard — thud! — coming from — oomph! — AmericanAirlines Arena again Sunday were, believe it or not, the Heat running their offense. -- South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Poor shooting performance dooms Heat against Paul, Clippers: What the Heat did in Sunday’s loss to the Los Angeles Clippers sounds like a bizarre basketball riddle. -- The Palm Beach Post

Whiteside’s new free-throw style: catch & shoot: When a guy is shooting around 50 percent at the free-throw line, there’s no harm in trying something new. Hassan Whiteside was thinking something along those lines when he remembered hearing about NBA legend Hal Greer, who played at Marshall 50 years before Whiteside did. -- The Palm Beach Post

McRoberts undaunted by move from starter to reserve: Josh McRoberts thought he finally arrived in the perfect situation two years ago, and so little of it has gone the way he intended. After missing most of training camp and the start of the 2014-15 season, he finally got on the court and worked his way into the starting lineup only to see his year end after 17 games because of a torn meniscus. -- The Palm Beach Post